National Park Kornati with Nature Park Telascica
Whole-day trips to this world famous archipelago, about 15 NM from Biograd, on ships of various size and capacity. This string of islands, like a string of pearls, include a group of 141 isles, islets and reefs, pure and wild, with a length of 19 NM and surface of 320 km2. Take a peek at www.np-kornati.hr and www.pp-telascica.hr.
Bring to life! Boat trips to Telascica bay nature park on boats for up to 70 persons, depending on the weather, are dailystarting at 09:00 from Biograd, from April till October, returning around 18:00. Beside the Telascica bay lies another natural phenomenon of this area, the lake Mir (Peace), filled with sea water, connected with underground caves with the sea. Here you can swim, snorkel and enjoy the unique beauty of this place. The price of this trip is 35-40 EUR per person, with various discounts for children accompanied with parent(s). In this price participants receive the boat trip, guide, the entrance ticket to the national park and lunch, either on the ship or in a simple but very good restaurant on one of the islands.
Boat trips to the National Park Kornati start around middle of March, till end of October. The trip with boat Olympic 580 CC for up to 8 persons offers you all-day trip with start from Biograd at 08:30 and returning around 18:00. The price of this trip is 55 EUR per person in June and September and 60 EUR in July and August, regardless of age. In offer is also a half-day trip with start in afternoon time for price of 45 EUR. In both trips, the participants receive the boat trip, guide and the entrance ticket to the national park. You can have lunch in one of the Kornati restaurants, with the prior reservation - which we can gladly do for you or you can bring your own lunch - in any case, lunch is not included in the price.
National Park Krka
This magnificent karst river springs near Knin and after flowing 72.5 km, drains into the Adriatic Sea at Sibenik. With its seven travertine waterfalls and total drop of 242 m, the Krka River is a natural and karst phenomenon. The living world of Krka National Park is very rich and diverse, with numerous endemic, rare and threatened species. More information on this pearl of nature at www.npkrka.hr. The entrance to this national Park, near the town of Skradin, is just 55 km away from Biograd na moru.
Bring to life! Organized trips to this destination include bus trips and boat trips. Bus trip prices are 60 EUR per person, with various discounts for children accompanied by parents. Busses are of various capacity, some of the trips include visit to Sibenik, some do not, available are guided and self-guided trips, but all include the transportation there and back and the entrance ticket. Basically, it is possible to organize a bus trip for 4 and more persons any day starting from middle of March, till end of October.
Boat trips to the National Park Krka also, depending on the weather, start around middle of March, till end of October. The boat Olympic 580 CC, for up to 8 persons, will take you from Biograd at 08:30 and bring you back around 18:00. The price of this trip is 80 EUR per person, regardless of age. In this price you receive the boat trip, guide and the entrance ticket to the national park, a walk inside the national park, and a visit to Sibenk, an ancient town first mentioned in 1066, with numerous historical and cultural spots.
National Park Plitvice
The Plitvice lakes National Park belongs to Dinaric karst area and due to its specific geology, geomorphology and hydrology it truly is one of the most impressive karst entities in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The beauty of the nature, fresh mountain air and variety of plant and animal life make this locality irresistible, and it is only on about 150 km from Biograd. Find out more at www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr.
Bring to life! Organized bus or mini van trips to this famous National Park with a string of sixteen lakes and tarns, of crystal clear blue-green color, spilling into each other in hundreds of cascades and waterfalls, occure according to interest and weather, from the middle of March till the end of October, for a price of 80 EUR per person, with various discounts for children. The trips start at 08:00 and return at 18:00. Available are guided and self-guided tripst, but all include the transportation there and back and the entrance ticket.
Zrmanja - Canoeing
Discover the beauties of nature a bit more actively, by joining one of the canoe safaris down the breathtaking river of Zrmanja. This watersport trips are guided by professionals, and if the water is high enough (mainly in early spring and later autumn) this can turn to a rafting trip. No prior experience is required, children from age 8 can participate accompanied by an adult. The price is from 38 to 51 EUR for adults, while children till the age of 12 enjoy 50% discount.
You need not to bring any special equipment - you will receive a life-jacket, and in case of cold weather appropriate gear. You need to wear clothing according to the weather though, and definitely sensible shoes. The canoes may take up 2-3 persons while the rafts are for 6-8 persons. Trips take place every day in the period from May till October, from 10 am till 3 pm.
More information may be seen here
Saharun Beach on Dugi Otok Island Sailing Trip
The diving season in Croatia is from May through November. In our area, the mid Adriatic, visibility is more than 40m, with minimal tides of 0,5m. The wave height runs from 0,5m to 1,5m, with mostly weak currents. Discover our underwater treasures on your diving holiday in Dalmatia - wrecks, caves, reefs, corals and different kind of fish, gorgonias or sponges.
For licensed divers, diving trips to more then 20 different diving sites are offered, all by boat, and all of extraordinary beauty. The sites include the National Park of Kornati, which is an archipelago world-wide known and appreciated as a wonder of nature. The price for a day trip with two dives, on two different locations, is 55 - 61 EUR per person, depending on the season. All gear is available to rent, but not included in the price of the day trip
Introductory program is designed for those who are unsure about taking a full course and would like a taster session beforehand. Detailed information about offers on diving may be seen here.
One Day Sailing
Croatia is truly a sailor's paradise, and the seaside in the Biograd area is no different. The Pasman Channel lies between the island and the mainland. At places it is only 2 km wide, and it is dotted with dozens of tiny islands, which make this an ideal region for all types of water sports, sailing and diving. The sea currents in this area change direction every 6 hours, thus making the waters here among the cleanest in the entire Adriatic. Its submarine life is very rich, with various kinds of shells and fish.
Taste the magic of sailing without the need to charter a boat for a week or to collect the crew. You have the chance to set sail on a one-day adventure of exploring the archipelago in the vicinity of Biograd na Moru. With a skipper, learn the basics of sailing and discover your own favorite hidden beach. No previous sailing experience is required.
"Love Channel" Cruise
From ancient time, the isles of Sv. Katarina, Planac and Cavatul were named respectively as the Isle of Love, the Isle of Tears and the Isle of Adulterers, while the heart shaped sle of Galesnjak was called the Isle of the Enamored. This part of the Pasman channel, which lies between Biograd and the island of Pasman, combines all that love is made of, hence the name "Love Channel". The islands and the coastline are spreading the intoxicating scents of Mediterranean aromatic herbs and spices, and the undersea preserves all types of shells and fishes of Croatian Adriatic.
Vrgada Family Sailing
Vrgada is a small island on about one hour sailing away from Biograd, with scenic coastline, shady pine forests, and a small fisherman village of the same name. This island was of great importance as a surveillance point of the Adriatic maritime route, with the ruins of the medieval fortress to testify it. It is considered that this fortress was built on Vrgada either in the late fifth or in the early sixth century AD.
Each Tuesday in the Summer, if the weather permits, the sailing boat leaves Biograd at 9 am and returns around 7 pm. The price of this one-day trip is 60 EUR per person. Lunch (or rather an early dinner) is scheduled around 5 pm but not included. Drinks are not included. The sandy beaches on Vrgada are famous, so do not forget your beachwear.
Enjoy the unspoiled beauty and unforgettable views, historical and archaeological sites of the Pasman Island! Pustograd on the island of Pasman is a fort from the 6th Century. It is located on top of the hill overlooking Zaklopica cove. In the times of the Byzantine Empire, it served as a military fortification for overseeing and guarding the Pasman and Zadar channels from pirate attacks. Deep blue sea beneath the island of Gnalic hides 40 meters long sunken ship from the 16th century, its treasure is kept in Museum in Biograd.
Each Wednesday in the Summer, if the weather permits, the sailing boat leaves Biograd at 9 am and returns around 7 pm. The price of this one-day trip is 60 EUR per person. Lunch and drinks are not included in the price, so bring your own. Bring along your beachwear, for the scheduled swimming breaks.
The island of Pasman is covered with lavish Mediterranean vegetation- pinewoods, vineyard, olive-groves, and also with some aromatic and medicine herbs. Sailing starts at 9 am from Biograd to the island of Pasman, from where the biking trip commeces, to the beautiful Soline bay on Pasman, where there will be a break for lunch and swimming. On this tour you may enjoy in grand panorama of National Park Kornati, neighbouring islands, the Pasman strait, the Biograd town etc. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty, unforgettable sea views, and great historical and archaeological ruins, some of which witness the way of life of the early stone age in this area.
National Park Paklenica
This exquisite tracking, hiking and climbing zone has more than 20 trails with difficulty levels from basic for average tourists to tracking where mountaineering experience and equipment is required. One biking trail as well.
Bring to life! Various geological phenomena, 700 types of plants from which several endemic and endangered, as well as 400 animal species of which more than 200 bird species make this a particularly interesting spot to visit while in the area. In the meantime, visit www.paklenica.hr
The Modric Cave is located next to village with the same name near the National Park Paklenica. The cave was discovered in the '80s of the last century and was closed for visitors until 2004. Even today, the visit to this cave is not a typical tourist visit, since there are no steps, paths or lighting inside. Therefore, it is necessary to wear overalls and a helmet with a carbide lamp, while in the cave. Thus equipped, the expert and reliable mountain and cave guides will take you through the halls, corridors and gaps of the 829 meters long cave filled with cave decorations, stalactites and stalagmites. Constant temperature in the cave is 16 - 17 °C.
This is an experience far from tourism main paths, great for families with children (provided that the children are at least 12 years old) - this small cave is so beautifully decorated that each step is a unique discovery. The cave is not accessible for large groups, ensuring a very personal caving adventure. Prepare to crawl and squeeze your way through the magic of Modric, lit up by the carbide light of your safety helmet!
Nature Park Vransko Jezero
This is the largest natural sweetwater lake in Croatia, placed only 7 km away from Biograd. This brackish lake is a nature park and a bird reservation which hosts more than 300 bird species thus making it a perfect destination for any bird watcher. Bikers and trekkers will find tracks around this lake, variously demanding, but always offering a perfect view. Take a better look at www.pp-vransko-jezero.hr.
Village of Vrana, near Biograd, is filled with amazing treasures. The area was inhabited from the earliest days of civilization since it was lying on fertile soil with numerous fresh water springs and it was close to the sea. That was realized by the Romans once they conquered Liburnia in 1st AD. Roman authorities decided to build an aqueduct from Vrana to 41 km away (26 miles) distant Zadar. The aqueduct was starting at two springs nearby the Vrana cave. Even now, the stone pipes, that were later combined with led ones, can still be found under ground. Vrana cave is so nice to visit with kids! Perfectly safe and quite unusual and interesting. It makes a great trip for everyone and especially if combined with rest of the attractions of this amazing area. Because, in Vrana you will find the estate and castle of the Knights Templar from the 12th century, with the mystical tales of hidden treasure accompanying it to this very day. Near Lake Vrana are the remains of the city of Vrana from the Middle Ages, which was first mentioned in the 9th century. Vrana was the first Vatican Embassy in Croatia. Then there is also Maskovica han - Turkish caravanserai, the westernmost remaining monument of Turkish architecture. The local boy Yusuf Maskovic made it to an Admiral - commander of a fleet of the powerful Ottoman Empire, and in his native village he built this han.
KNIGHT DAYS IN VRANA every summer this historical spectacle takes place in the village of Vrana, reviving scenes from a bygone age - medieval camp, knight tournaments, old crafts, theater, knight societies from Croatia and abroad, uniforms, military equipment and a rich culinary offer based on medieval recipes. A historical drama brings you back to the time of the great battles and chivalry.
Once in Zadar, visit the famous See Organ, and the old town of Zadar, with lots of must-see - the forum, the city gate, the market, the city walls, the square (St Anastasia cathedral, St Donat's church, Our Lady of Health's church, St Dimitri's church, St Elias' Orthodox church, and many others) numerous monuments, museums, and for the ever so necessary breaks - lots of charming cafés.
More information on www.zadar.hr
Pasman Island belongs to the Zadar's islands group, separated from Zadar and Biograd na moru by the Pasman Channel. It is connected with the Island of Ugljan by a bridge, and with Biograd na moru by a ferry line to the village of Tkon. Do not miss the oportunity to visit the Benedictine monastery of St. Kuzma and Damjan on Cokovac, a hill that rises above Tkon, which was built on the foundations of an Old Christian church from the 12th century, and is open to visitors from 16:00-18:00 every day except on Sundays and holidays.
Cycling track are spread along and a-wide the island.
There are many proofs that this island was inhabited since the prehistory - Illyric towns, remains of fortifications, archeological findings from Roman times, mosaics, the stone statue of St. Mihovil of the 12th century in the village of Nevidjane, the above mentioned Benedictine monastery of St. Kuzma and Damjan, Franciscan monastery of St. Dujam in the village of Kraj, from 1390... www.pasman.hr .